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restrictionism

[ ri-strik-shuh-niz-uhm ]
/ rɪˈstrɪk ʃəˌnɪz əm /
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noun
a policy, especially by a national government or legislative body, of enacting restrictions on the amount of imported goods, immigration, etc.
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Origin of restrictionism

First recorded in 1935–40; restriction + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM restrictionism

re·stric·tion·ist, noun
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